Jeff Cohen's Career Highlights

  • Enrolls at The University of Texas

    the former golfer writes his first piece of journalism on UT’s men’s golf team
  • Graduates from UT as managing editor of The Daily Texan

  • Takes a job at the now-defunct San Antonio Light covering the San Antonio Spurs

  • Period: to

    1976-1992 climbs editorial ladder at Light from reporter to assistant managing editor for sports and features, to managing editor

  • Hearst decides to close the San Antonio Light after buying the rival Express-News and gives Cohen the unenviable task of shutting the paper down

  • As editor of the Albany Times-Union, Cohen sets up an early website to cover an outdoor music festival commemorating Woodstock

  • Named editor and executive vice president of the Houston Chronicle

  • Wins the National Press Foundation’s Benjamin Bradley Editor of the Year

  • Houston Chronicle named top metropolitan paper in Texas by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors

  • Cohen wins Robert C. Jeffrey Benefactor Award from the College of Communication